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Abu Dhabi deported three Indians on Friday on suspicion that they were spreading online propaganda for the Islamic State terror group.

The three individuals were questioned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on their arrival in Delhi, ANI news agency reported.

Several Indians had been deported from the Gulf lin recent months over suspected terror links with ISIS. Among them was Afsha Jabeen, an online recruiter for ISIS who was deported from the UAE last September. 

Last week, the NIA arrested 14 people in raids across five states for allegedly plotting terror attacks and forming a terror group similar to ISIS. 

According to Indian authorities, 23 Indians have joined ISIS so far, while several have been caught while attempting to join the terror group that has declared a caliphate in Iraq and Syria.

India was on alert around the 67th Republic Day celebrations this week after warnings of possible ISIS terror attacks.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday Indian security agencies were capable of dealing with the threat from ISIS, the Press Trust of India reported.